On Wednesday the New York Yankees won their 6th in a row to climb back to .500, the Penguins won a big Must win playoff game and the Warriors lost again. On Wednesday afternoon, Steven Matz threw 8 scoreless innings against division rival Washington. Matz now has a 1..13 ERA along with his 7-1 record,. yet if you listened to local sports radio, the dominating story and the only one was and still is Matt Harvey. They talked about how he has struggled with his latest train wreck outing and the fact that his ERA is up over 6.00, and the other fact that he ducked out of Citi Field without talking to reporters after the game. That second part may not have been a big deal in other cities, but in New York, one of the last sports media markets with some real piranhas on the beat, the feeding frenzy is on. And then there is the Met fan who are again in the “waiting till the shoe drops mode”. You should have heard the FAN and ESPN callers- panic stricken! Oh did I mention that the Mets Twitter erupted, as you knew it would. “OMG How could this have happened?”
Apparently Mets fans have a tough life, even if their team is in 2nd place with a 27-19 record. Yankee fans have far more to worry about as the Yanks are hovering around .500. Met fans seem to forget that with out the Dark Knight who may be currently hiding out in the Batcave, they still have one of the best pitching staffs in baseball. I understand that the long suffering fans have been disappointed many times. Whenever it looked like they’re about to turn a corner, or something slightly exciting seemed imminent, their hopes were crushed and someone got injured and the team gets robbed by a Ponzi scheme and they’re condemned to seven years bad luck. They seem to also forget that they went to the World Series last year.
Every other starting pitcher on the Met staff has and over .500 record and collectively they have a staff ERA of 3.08, (3rd best in baseball) not bad! Yet most every Met fan and many in the media love to talk about impending doom because the once GQ cover boy and around the big city celebrity is struggling big time. Is this a concern, yes, but give it a rest, he’s not the only stud in a rotation full of studs! (Ok, maybe big sexy isn’t a stud, maybe) I’m sure the Met coaching staff is doing everything to turn him around. On Monday he will pitch again, against the White Sox, and then we’ll find out if he’s a stud or a dud.
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